Reggae Month Events This Week

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  • Sunday, January 29: Free concert on Orange Street, Kingston, in honour of Dennis Brown. Featuring Damian and Stephen Marley, Tarrus Riley, Cocoa Tea, Junior Reid, Beres Hammond, Half Pint, Jimmy Riley, John Holt and Ken Boothe.
  • Wednesday, February 1: Classical, jazz, mento and ska music at Emancipation Park, New Kingston. Featuring EMC String Ensemble, Pimento Players, Samuel Felsted Chamber Orchestra and Chamber Music Group, Jamaica Symphony Orchestra, Gilzene and the Blue Light Mento Band, Jamarokaz, Maurice Gordon Quartet, Yard Beat and Samuele Vivian.
  • Thursday, February 2: Reggae Month Celebration with Merritone at Waterfalls, Edna Manley College of the Visual and Performing Arts Conference on ‘The Relevance of Popular Music Education in Jamaica’.
  • Friday, February 1: Trench Town Community Festival begins with an Information Fair at Vin Lawrence Park (10 a.m. -4 p.m.), Nyahbinghi Night (8 p.m.-1 a.m.).
  • Saturday, February 2: Trench Town Community Festival continues with a fun run/walk starting from Culture Yard at 5:30 a.m., Sports Day at Boys Town from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., International Night, starring Stephen Marley, at Vin Lawrence Park from 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Sunday, February 3: Trench Town Community Festival continues with a Joint Community Church Service at the Trench Town Multi-Purpose Community Centre, starting at 9:30 a.m., Fun Day and Mini Mr and Mrs Trench Town Pageant 11:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., Pepper Sunday, Vin Lawrence Park, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m.
  • Reggae Month Ecumenical Service, University Chapel, UWI, Mona, noon. Peter Tosh’s Creation and I For Jesus by Ernie Smith will be part of the programme.
  • Groundation: Sounds of Plantacracy, Institute of Jamaica, East Street, Kingston.
  • Bob Marley Birthday Concert, Emancipation Park, New Kingston, 4 p.m.-9 p.m., put on by the Bob Marley Foundation and Digicel.
  • After Dinner Sundayz, 5 p.m.-12 a.m., Tuff Gong International, 220 Marcus Garvey Dr. Music by: Zion Train Int’l. Dress code: Red, green and gold or a Bob Marley T-shirt.






SOURCE: jamaicagleaner